September 7, 2005

Anxiety is…French class??

The last few weeks have been a blur of selling stuff, packing, throwing out things, shipping boxes, packing, etc. I am so tired of it all I am not going to bore myself any more by blogging on it. It’s been especially hard to say goodbye to friends and family.

We have made it to Houston, and today, I gave up my Massachusetts driver’s license and officially will have a Texas license…very odd. Of all the places I thought I would ever live, Texas seemed as likely as Nebraska or Utah…don’t ask. Anyhow, we were afraid that the Houston DMV would be packed due to all the evacuees from New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina, but it seemed to be as efficient as most DMVs…which means we still had an hour and a half wait.

I had an anxiety dream the other night. I was in high school, and sitting in one of those chairs with the desk attached. I was very clearly in French class. There was a guy on my left, and someone on my right, and they were telling me that I couldn’t graduate if I took a year off to travel. I remeber starting to panic, and flipping the pages of my notebook in front of me, and making plans to talk to the teacher and negotiate some sort of deal, yet knowing it was futile. I was also frantically trying to conjugate some verbs, but it’s been so long that that knowledge seems to have slipped out of my subconscious too. At this point, I must have been waking up, because I remember saying to myself, “Wait a minute. I’ve already graduated from high school.”, and then became fully awake because it seemed so ludicrous that of all places I could be stressed in (lab meeting, job interview, dentist, etc), I would dream myself in French class.

Anyhow, one week and I’ll be in Panama! Yikes! A few more things to round out the gear list and we will actually be on the road. Hope to have some more time to post a few more random thoughts.


  1. Hi Soyan,
    i would like to thank you and jonathan for entertaining me in the past half hr. none of my patients showed up this afternoon so i ambled over to both of your blog sites. very enjoyable as usual :)

    yes, can you imagine….texas of all places ;)
    have a great, safe, first leg of your journey. keep on blogging and i promise i will keep on being a faithful reader! :)


    Comment by Faye — September 9, 2005 @ 4:09 pm

  2. Dreams are great. You definetly graduated from BHS. I was there and we got pictures. So, Adeiu, Bon Voyage, don’t forget to write….. Do you remember the bugs bunny episode i am refering to? live long and prosper.

    Comment by chi 5 — September 11, 2005 @ 6:32 am

  3. Thanks to Faye, I now know to read your blog for updates. Good luck and have fun on your trip. Looking forward to reading about your adventures in Panama…and the rest of the World!

    The World is Yours.

    Comment by Liz — September 12, 2005 @ 11:01 am

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